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How good is US Torchwood going to be?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Davies: stop using "absolutely," you quasi-literate tosspot.


Absolutely absolute. Absolutely Torchwood absolute absolutely. Absolutely absolute Torchwood absolute absolutely absolute. Absolute absolutely.

Best ever. Absolutely.

And what is "Captain Jack's story"? That he's a turd of a character played by one of of the least talented people ever seen on British television?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Torchwood is just Doomwatch for the untermenschen.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tash wrote:
Torchwood just Doomwatch for the untermenschen.


Tash. Are you female?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FordTimelord wrote:
Tash wrote:
Torchwood is just Doomwatch for the untermenschen.


Tash. Are you female?

I was male the last time I checked.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tash wrote:
FordTimelord wrote:
Tash wrote:
Torchwood is just Doomwatch for the untermenschen.


Tash. Are you female?

I was male the last time I checked.


Sometimes on this forum, not only do I feel like Scott of the Antarctic; Amundsen's nicked all the bloody whisky.

I'm off. I may be some time.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More casting info. No paedo character development though.

http://www.denofgeek.com/television/568654/official_synopsis_for_torchwood_the_new_world.html

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With production of Torchwood season 4 due to begin next January, an official synopsis appears...

Published on Aug 18, 2010

As we already know, John Barrowman is all set to return as Captain Jack Harkness for a fourth season of Torchwood, entitled Torchwood: The New World.

And with just months to go until production begins next January (it's not that far away, if you think about it), an official synopsis and character description list has appeared for the new, more international incarnation of Torchwood.

We learn that Jack's adventures will take him as far afield as Shanghai, as well as his more typical stomping ground of Wales. Interestingly, the character of Rex Matheson, the idealistic CIA agent who joins the Torchwood team, hasn't yet been cast, or at least, the name of the actor hasn't been announced in time for the appearance of the synopsis you can read in full below.

When C.I.A. agent Rex Matheson investigates a global conspiracy, he finds himself unearthing a threat which challenges the entire human race.

The answers seem to lie within an old, secret British institute, known only as Torchwood. But Torchwood was destroyed, years ago, and the keys to the institute are held by its only two survivors - former Police Officer Gwen Cooper, who has long since disappeared along with her husband and child, and the mysterious Captain Jack Harkness, a man whose history seems to stretch back centuries.

With Rex under attack from all sides, in both the US and the UK, he soon discovers there are forces at work within every level of society, determined to stop Torchwood's return. As a chain of events across the world links together the most disparate and unlikely individuals - including a surgeon, a killer, senators and CEOs - a new Torchwood team takes shape. But this time, the threat is much closer to home, as they realize that their greatest enemy is mankind itself...

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

CAPTAIN JACK HARKNESS (John Barrowman)

Jack looks like a hero. But he's so much more than that...

He's American, handsome, with a killer smile and a classic coat. But you don't expect heroes to be this much fun. He's witty, fast, subversive and there's a reason for that glint in his eye - he'll sleep with women, he'll sleep with men; if aliens invade, he'll sleep with them too. Got a problem with that? Tough!

His dashing style hides a secret. There are mysteries about Jack - a man going under his name seems to have a history stretching back to World War 2, or even earlier, to the Nineteenth century, the Eighteenth...

Truth is, Jack Harkness is immortal. A fixed point in time and space. The only one of his kind. For thousands of years, he has never been able to die. When killed, he comes back to life - seconds later. Though his tragedy is, he feels every death. It hurts - and so does the passage of time. He can never love anyone for too long, because he will always lose them. As a result, he's lived many lives. He's been a con man, a thief, an adventurer - though more a rogue than a villain, because his perspective on human life makes him appreciate this world all the more.

Jack once ran the Torchwood Institute, a British organization dedicated to fighting the strange and bizarre. He was king of his own little world for a while, the happiest he'd ever been. But Torchwood fell. His friends were killed. The Institute closed down, and Jack disappeared, to start yet another of his many new lives. And yet...

The only thing that could call Jack Harkness back is his unstated love for Gwen Cooper. And when a new, epic danger affects the whole planet, Jack finds himself back at the center of events, fighting not just for his own life, but for everyone on Earth. But this time, are the stakes too high?

GWEN COOPER (Eve Myles)

All Gwen wants is a quiet life. Honest. She's Welsh, lives in seclusion, far away from the city, on a cliff top in the wilds of South Wales with her devoted husband, and baby Anwen - it's a rural idyll.

And it's a lie. Gwen is in hiding, because she once lived the most extraordinary life. She was the heart and soul of an organization called Torchwood, a freelance band of fighters who fought the strange and unexplained. She was a defender of the human race.

But no more. Torchwood was destroyed. Her colleagues died, or fled. And Gwen hid herself away, for the rest of her life, to protect her loved ones. But knowing, just knowing, that one day trouble would come calling again.

She lives the ultimate double life: the funny, salty, earthy woman who loves home and family, combined with the tough, ruthless warrior, who loves the thrill of the fight. She's both selfish and selfless. And never doubt it - when Gwen's in a crisis, she is magnificent. Gun in both hands, baby strapped to her chest, she'll run and fight and never give up.

It's passion, in the end: Gwen's all about passion. She loves her man, she loves her child, she loves this mad old world, and maybe she loves Captain Jack Harkness just a little too much. But when the events of this story push Gwen to the limit, she'll need to call on resources she never knew she had, to take action and make the most terrible decisions, on behalf of all mankind.

REX MATHESON (Actor TBD)

He's 28, the golden boy. Has been, all his life. Harvard education, fast-tracker in the C.I.A., destined for success. Though he's never taken it easy - Rex hustles, seduces and campaigns to get where he is today. He can talk his way into anything, then charm his way out, fast. He's made a lot of enemies, but his friends and lovers would defend him to death.

His choice of career is significant. Someone like Rex could make a fortune in Wall Street, or Hollywood. But choosing the C.I.A. says a lot about him: that for all his swagger, he does believe in justice. And will fight for it.

Slowly but surely, we see him make friends. He's thrown together a bunch of people known as Torchwood, the only people who might have the answer to a global mystery. To Rex, at first, they're a bunch of freaks. Welsh women and World War 2 Captains, what's that about?!

But as they race from one crisis to another, dodging assassins, blackmail, corruption and conspiracy, from Washington to Wales and the slums of Shanghai, Rex forges friendships in the heat of fire. He learns to trust his new colleagues. And they realize that this dangerous, dazzling, reckless man is the best friend they could ever have, in a world going to hell.

They frighten us, men like Rex. We wish we were him; we never will be.

More news on Torchwood season 4 as we get it.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Torchwood is sounding more and more like a crappy Doomwatch remake.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read about halfway down, but in the absence of any idea which I haven't already come across a million times before, gave up. Might as well just change the title to WATCH THIS, YOU SIMPLE FUCKS, THERE'S ALIENS IN IT.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

B3 wrote:
Davies: stop using "absolutely," you quasi-literate tosspot.


Absolutely absolute. Absolutely Torchwood absolute absolutely. Absolutely absolute Torchwood absolute absolutely absolute. Absolute absolutely.

Best ever. Absolutely.

Absolute.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quotes from one of the Series 4 writers

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/cult/s8/torchwood/news/a272074/jane-espenson-teases-new-torchwood.html

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Jane Espenson teases new 'Torchwood'
Friday, September 3 2010, 13:24 BST
By Morgan Jeffery, TV Reporter

Jane Espenson has revealed details of the new series of Torchwood, subtitled The New World.

She told Blastr that she would be writing three episodes of the ten-part drama.

"I love blending tones [and] mixing the broadly comedic moment in with the darkly dramatic one," she explained. Torchwood is a show that welcomes that kind of moment. I'm especially eager to write material that pushes the boundaries of what can ordinarily be done on television."

Espenson confirmed that she had been a fan of the show prior to joining the writing team.

"I enjoyed earlier seasons a lot," she claimed. "[But I] was impressed on a whole other level by Children of Earth. The combination of wildly imaginative science fiction with totally grounded reality really blew me away."

The writer also warned fans that aspects of the new series could change as production continues.

"We've already changed the name of at least one character that was announced in the press," she announced. "And there's nothing to stop us from changing more, so if you hear anything, even if it was true at some point, it probably isn't anymore."

She added that the writing process had been "intense and collaborative" and promised that the final product would be "tightly plotted and lovingly crafted".

Torchwood: The New World will air in 2011 on BBC One in the UK and on Starz in the US.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tash wrote:
Torchwood is just Doomwatch for the untermenschen.


"Torchwood" is the "X-Files" for people who don't like to think. Rolling Eyes
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Vector-Victor wrote:
Tash wrote:
Torchwood is just Doomwatch for the untermenschen.


"Torchwood" is the "X-Files" for people who don't like to think. Rolling Eyes

Oh, now don't be unfair to decent TV.

Torchwood is nuWho for people who find nuWho intellectually challenging.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chancellor Valium wrote:
Vector-Victor wrote:
Tash wrote:
Torchwood is just Doomwatch for the untermenschen.


"Torchwood" is the "X-Files" for people who don't like to think. Rolling Eyes

Oh, now don't be unfair to decent TV.

Torchwood is nuWho for people who find nuWho intellectually challenging.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I wonder how well Davies and Barrowman's banal crudity will go down in the USA?

It's only a matter of time before that flamboyant, uncontrolled exhibitionist streak unveils its foetid stench in some TV interview or magazine piece.


I did mention BBC America programmes to my cousin and his American wife while I was staying in Massachusetts. They did know about Doctor Who and Torchwood, but never watched them (they did like "Being Human" though). Dunno what they'd make of a full-blown US Torchwood series, or
how it would go down (sorry) with US viewers (we'll assume these are the
folk that watch shows like "True Blood" and "Spartacus", and thus wouldn't be put off by a show with lots of swearing, blood and genitalia).


And outside Doctor Who/TW, US audiences only know one TW US cast
member (Barrowman,from Desparate Housewives). If they cast compartive unknowns for the other
roles it could be a problem.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vector-Victor wrote:
And outside Doctor Who/TW, US audiences only know one TW US cast member (Barrowman,from Desparate Housewives). If they cast compartive unknowns for the other roles it could be a problem.


Barrowman was in Desperate Housewives?!? Shocked Shocked Shocked

WTF?
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